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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Jan 16, 2007 1:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: home audio flac players

a old friend of mine called me up to tell me about some new home audio systems that will be coming out in a year or two that play flac files.very cool,the companies involved include,sony,jvc,harmon kardon,pioneer,toshiba,marantz,yamaha,to name a few.according to my friend this was in response for people who didn't want mp-3 compression as the only way to keep a huge library of music.it's basically a hard drive system installed in the system,some players are out which can hold 1600 flac files which is roughly 70 dead shows,i'm basing that on 1 gb shows.no need to convert the flac just hit play.it still in it's infant stage,but jvc has a car audio system that will play flac and alpine is working on one.the car audio will be a drive which you load up the drive,pop it in,place the face cover and off you go.one of the home system he got to view by sony was one that held over 10,000 flac files,that's roughly 500 dead shows.way cool.the folks at ipod booth where not looking to happy according to my friend because portable models are going to be produced 1000 flac files,roughly 50 shows,but will be slightly larger than the ipod but hey it'll be in lossless format.here's one company link to see more about what i'm talking about.the system will cost a pretty penny but will come down as more folks purchase the products. http://www.request.com/products/default.asp p.s. i forgot no shn but old shn files can be converted to flac with free software,i can't wait to own one of these models.

This post was modified by tigerbolt on 2007-01-16 21:27:39

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Poster: deadhead66 Date: Jan 17, 2007 10:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: home audio flac players

Just wanted to reply briefly to your helpful post. After much research, I recently purchased an iAudio X5 digital audio player. The unit, which is very sturdy and moderately easy to use, holds approximately 60GB of files, and plays, among other formats, .wav's and .flac's. The sound quality is excellent. I highly recommend it to any audiophile seeking a top-end DAP with the capability of playing lossless audio files. Here's a link to the manufacturer's website: http://www.cowonamerica.com/. Here's an alternate link: http://www.cowonglobal.com/main.php.

I hope this information is apposite and useful. Best wishes.

Sincerely,
deadhead66

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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Jan 17, 2007 7:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: home audio flac players

deadhead66 thanks for the link up,i've been looking for a good portable flac player,thanks for the link.i now know where my tax return refund is going,if uncle sam lets me have one.thanks again.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Jan 17, 2007 8:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: home audio flac players

does Phil look a little high in this photo or is it just me :)

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Poster: Scrim Date: Jan 16, 2007 2:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: home audio flac players

If you have flac files, then you have a computer.

If you have a computer, buy a USB ported digital-analog converter (DAC) with RCA outputs.

If you have RCA outputs, just plug them into your stereo.

If you have a stereo - you got music and chicks!

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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Jan 16, 2007 2:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: home audio flac players

it's going to be hard hooking up a computer to my car stereo or lugging a computer for my portable system,:)

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Poster: Scrim Date: Jan 16, 2007 2:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: home audio flac players

It's amazing how small they are making portable "hard drives" these days. Soon, mp3's are going to go away because there won't be file size limitations anymore. (except for downloading music through a dial-up connection.)

I see the manufactures making these little 100gb hard drives that will simply plug into the car stereo through a pc card, firewire or USB port. The same as the ipod does now. The tricky part is making the user interface to select the music (ipod has a good one.) Maybe the car stereo will have the interface built in, voila! Then the same little hard drive that you can use with your stereo will work in the car, on your boombox on the beach, of through an ipodish interface that you can clip to your belt.

The times, they are a changin' for sure

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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Jan 16, 2007 2:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: home audio flac players

what i like scrim no more burning to cd's,that's a huge plus for the old wallet,more for the local strippers and hooter girls :)p.s. jvc has a car audio system but are working out the bugs.